Recycling poster contest is underway

To celebrate Kitsap Recycles Day, Feb. 15, 2014, all kindergarten through eighth grade students–public, private, and home schools in Kitsap County – are invited to participate in the Kitsap Recycles Day Poster Contest. Ten posters are chosen as grade level winners and are featured on the county website and in local newspapers. In addition, student artists are recognized by the Kitsap Board of County Commissioners.

Kitsap Recycles Day is recognized by the commissioners and set aside to remind residents the importance of buying and using recycled products in order to close the recycling loop.

Closing the Loop is a process in which post-consumer waste is collected, recycled and used to make new products. This process can be as simple as using recycled aluminum to make new cans, or as complicated as weaving reclaimed plastic bottles into polyester for clothing and other products.

Did you know:

Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to power a television for three hours?

Around 1 million trees’ worth of paper are thrown away every year in the U.S.?

Americans use 4,000,000 plastic bottles every hour, yet only one bottle out of four is recycled?

For information about the Kitsap Recycles Day poster contest, call Kitsap 1 at 360-337-5777, or visit


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